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Cabrera homers twice, lifts Tigers to 7-3 win over Athletics

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs, Jordan Zimmermann’s scoreless innings streak ended after center fielder Tyler Collins appeared to direct an obscene gesture at fans and the Detroit Tigers snapped a skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

Zimmermann (4-0) gave up a run for the first time with the Tigers following 24 1/3 scoreless innings, and Collins seemed to take the brunt of the blame from fans.

Collins extended the middle finger on his left hand and waved it from right to left, and also appeared to yell an obscenity, as he appeared to react angrily to the booing crowd.

He seemed to lose Oakland’s Marcus Semien flyball in the lights, and an error charged to left fielder Justin Upton allowed Semien to reach third. Semien scored after Billy Burns, the next batter, hit a single to end Zimmermann’s unblemished start.

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